The wading through the photos is finally over (apart from the book). I’ve gathered the pictures from the last few posts into a page here. There is a link there to many more pictures on my OneDrive.
I need to start taking pictures in Sussex again. Given the rubbish efforts I managed of a Pallas’s Warbler at Brooklands and my failure to get a camera on the Stonechat and the Common/Pallid Swift at home, I’m in need of improvement!
One last set of pictures from the Canopy Camp section of our Panama trip. When the rest are done I’ll collect these into a trip and put more on my OneDrive.
Little Tinamou: years of frustration with this bird finally over.
Caught napping: the Blue Morpho was resting open, but clamped shut as soon as I moved to get a better angle.
Our ensuite Sloth (It can’t be a bad place when you can see a Sloth from your toilet).
This Tome’s Spiny Rat trapped itself looking for food in a bucket
A night drive took us about 2 yards before the van broke down. The night walk that followed had the advantage of close views of Pauraque
This False Fer de Lance is harmless.
Golden-green Woodpeckers, male below, female above.
Dusky-backed Jacamar, very range-restricted.
Southern (or Neotropical) River Otter. We’ve been rumbled.
The dry season road isn’t usable in the wet.
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
Smaller, rarer and harder to see than Harpy Eagle, this Crested Eagle was a massive bonus. The dark morph is rarer still.
The easiest way around the forest in Quebrada Felix is to walk up the river.
A frog he would a-wooing go.
Tropical Kingbird, an ever-present bird.
This female Great Curassow has been visiting a farm for the chicken-feed since it was a chick.
Another bunch of pictures from Panama, this time from the Canopy Camp.
A White-necked Puffbird waits for us in a lay-by.
Black-throated Mango, female
The river at Torti
Our tent at the camp
The view from our tent. Spot the Sloth.
One of the very few moths at the camp “moth trap”
Brood parasitism in action: this Orange-crowned Oriole is feeding a young Shiny Cowbird
Northern Royal Flycatcher
Blue Morpho, closed as usual.
White-tailed Trogon, female
White-tailed Trogon, male
This spider is in trouble: caught in the middle of an ant-swarm, the end of the branch is the only place they haven’t got to yet.
Look carefully: there’s an animal a foot long in this picture.
Wasp making paper from our platform
A rubbish picture of great birds: Great Green Macaw
American Purple Gallinule
The big day begins: after an hour in the van and another in a 4×4 we start our three-hour dugout canoe trip.
A couple of miles walking after the boat and we finally get to our target. A female Harpy Eagle on a nest.
As a guide to how huge they are, the legs are about 2 inches in diameter.
This spider is busy making a packed lunch
No frog in the shower on this trip, but the bathroom grasshopper is gigantic.
Most of a spider
Glorious Blue Skipper
It’s been a week of ploughing through photos, and it’s not done yet, but here are a few more pictures from our time at the Canopy Tower.
The view from the Canopy Tower looking towards Panama City
Whooping Motmot. Probably the best-looking of the Motmots here, but they always sit in shadow
A small part of a flock of over 5000 Broad-winged Hawks (they’re about the size of a Buzzard). There are approximately 1077 hawks in this photo.
You. Will. Give. Me. A. Banana!
Going along the canal
There’s room to pass in this bit
Why do they never call these cranes Cuthbert or Quentin?
Black-crowned Antshrike, female
The view from the tower at the Rainforest Discovery Centre on Pipeline Road
The ever-changing view from the Tower
A Great Jacamar hides at close range
Finally it comes into full view
A juvenile male Black-throated Trogon
A car-carrier goes down the canal
Slaty-tailed Trogon, female
Presumably these will grow up into Hawkmoths
Sulfur Yellow Butterfly
Northern Barred Woodcreeper
One more Tower view